The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps has openings for a limited number of young people ages 11-17 to join the crew of Tennessee (BB-43) Division (TNBB-43). The U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps is comprised of everyday young people who have an interest in seamanship, the military, or other seagoing careers. Cadet applicants must be crime-free, drug-free, and in good health.
Newly enrolled Sea Cadets are required to attend two weeks of recruit training or “boot camp” held at military installations across the country. Having successfully completed recruit training, Sea Cadets participate in additional training in advanced subjects during succeeding school breaks. Opportunities range from training aboard Navy and Coast Guard ships to training with U.S. Navy SEALs. Navy League Cadets have the opportunity to participate in a one-week recruit orientation and weekend training evolutions specifically tailored for their age group.
In addition to advanced training aboard naval vessels, Sea Cadets may attend advanced orientation courses such as Airman Training, Music Training, Seabee Indoctrination, SEAL Team Training, Submarine Orientation, Military Law Enforcement Training, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and Leadership Academy. Navy League Cadets may participate in one-week advanced training evolutions in subjects such as Leadership, Seamanship, and Boating Safety.
Sea Cadet Membership Requirements
In order to join the Naval Sea Cadet Corps applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a full time student and maintain satisfactory grades (2.00 "C" grade point average).
- Be free of felony convictions.
- Be in good health and pass a qualifying physical examination.
- Cadets wear a standard Navy uniform, modified with Sea Cadet or League Cadet shoulder flashes.
- A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.